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PHOENIX -- Eric Byrnes lined out to left field in his first at-bat Friday night and finally felt good about his swing.
Byrnes homered in the fifth -- his first since April 21 -- and added a run-scoring single during the Diamondbacks' decisive three-run seventh to finish 2-for-3.
"It's nice to contribute," Byrnes said. "We've been winning games, which has made it a lot easier going through a prolonged slump like that. I'm fortunate to have a supportive manager and supportive teammates. But it was a rough few weeks. I'm not going to lie about that."
In his first at-bat, Byrnes hit two line drives foul down the left-field line before hitting a third liner that Gary Sheffield caught.
"I really didn't care what the results were," Byrnes said. "I just felt I was going to have a good day at the plate. It's a feeling I haven't had in a while."
Haren (5-2) scattered six hits and allowed three runs for the Diamondbacks, who came back from a 3-1 deficit with three runs in the seventh en route to their fourth straight victory. They scored the go-ahead run on a two-out throwing error by third baseman Carlos Guillen.
Haren struck out four and did not walk a batter for the second time this season.
"We got contributions from everyone in the bullpen on a night we didn't have our top guys available," Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin said.
Byrnes, mired in a 6-for-62 slump entering the game and benched after an 0-for-8 start to the homestand, greeted Miner with a sharp single to left, scoring Upton to cut the Tigers' lead to 3-2.
Snyder was thrown out at third on Augie Ojeda's bunt, and Miner struck out pinch-hitter Miguel Montero before Chris Young singled to left-center, scoring Byrnes to tie the game at 3.
"No excuses," Miner said. "I fell behind Young there and got myself back into the count. I threw not too bad of a pitch out there but 3-2 he's obviously looking for a heater. I should have gotten ahead of him."
Bobby Seay came on for Miner and got Stephen Drew to hit a grounder to third, but Guillen's throw to first was low and wide and skipped past Cabrera for an error, allowing Ojeda to score for a 4-3 Arizona lead.
"We didn't play right," Guillen said. "How do you expect to win if you don't play right?"
Upton's walk came after his foul popup down the left-field line fell untouched with three Detroit players within a foot of the ball.
"We gave them extra outs," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "The one (Guillen's throw) is a physical error and I'm OK with that. But I'm not OK with the popup. We work on that all of spring training -- call it three times, 'I got it, I got it, I got it.' No one called the ball."
Detroit extended the lead to 3-0 in the fourth when Ordonez singled with one out and Cabrera followed with his home run into the left-field stands, his first RBIs in 13 games.
Byrnes homered with two outs in the fifth to make it 3-1.
"I dug us a little hole but I think I did a good job of keeping us there," Haren said. "Any more runs and we might have been in trouble."
|Players of the Game|
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|Curtis Granderson, CF||3||0||0||1||0||2||0||.225|
|Placido Polanco, 2B||4||0||0||0||0||2||1||.265|
|Gary Sheffield, LF||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||.190|
|Matt Joyce, LF||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.280|
|Magglio Ordonez, RF||4||1||3||0||0||0||0||.321|
|Miguel Cabrera, 1B||4||1||1||2||0||0||1||.263|
|Carlos Guillen, 3B||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||.285|
|Edgar Renteria, SS||3||1||1||0||0||0||0||.262|
|Ivan Rodriguez, C||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||.273|
|Jeremy Bonderman, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Zach Miner, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Bobby Seay, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Marcus Thames, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.236|
|Francisco Cruceta, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-struck out for Miner in the 8th|
|HR - Miguel Cabrera (7, Haren)|
|SF - Curtis Granderson (1)|
|SH - Jeremy Bonderman (1)|
|RBI - Curtis Granderson (12), Miguel Cabrera 2 (24)|
|Team LOB - 2|
|DP - Renteria-Polanco-Cabrera|
|E - Miguel Cabrera (6, Dropped fly), Carlos Guillen (7, Throwing)|
|Zach Miner (L,1-3)||0.2||2||1||0||0||1||0||8.14|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jeremy Bonderman 96-57, Zach Miner 14-8, Bobby Seay 9-6, Francisco Cruceta 10-6|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeremy Bonderman 4-8, Zach Miner 1-0, Bobby Seay 1-1, Francisco Cruceta 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Jeremy Bonderman 24, Zach Miner 4, Bobby Seay 2, Francisco Cruceta 3|
|Chris Young, CF||4||0||1||1||0||1||1||.256|
|Stephen Drew, SS||3||0||0||0||1||1||0||.289|
|Orlando Hudson, 2B||4||0||1||0||0||0||2||.295|
|Conor Jackson, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||.321|
|Justin Upton, RF||2||1||1||0||2||1||0||.324|
|Chris Snyder, C||3||0||0||0||1||2||1||.276|
|Eric Byrnes, LF||3||2||2||2||0||0||0||.223|
|Augie Ojeda, 3B||2||1||0||0||1||0||2||.354|
|Dan Haren, P||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.105|
|a- Miguel Montero, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||.324|
|Juan Cruz, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Tony Pena, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-struck out for Haren in the 7th|
|HR - Eric Byrnes (4, Bonderman)|
|SH - Dan Haren (2)|
|RBI - Chris Young (21), Eric Byrnes 2 (17)|
|2-OUT RBI - Chris Young (6), Eric Byrnes (8)|
|CS - Justin Upton (2, 2nd base by Bonderman/Rodriguez)|
|Team LOB - 5|
|Outfield Assists - Justin Upton 1|
|Dan Haren (W,5-2)||7||6||3||3||0||4||1||3.14|
|Juan Cruz (H,6)||1||0||0||0||0||3||0||2.65|
|Tony Pena (S,1)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.50|
|WP - Dan Haren (3)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Dan Haren 104-73, Juan Cruz 15-13, Tony Pena 16-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dan Haren 11-5, Tony Pena 2-1|
|Batters Faced - Dan Haren 26, Juan Cruz 3, Tony Pena 3|
|Attendance - 33531|
|Game Time - 2:46|
|Temperature - 82|
|Umpires - Home - C.B. Bucknor, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - James Hoye, Third Base - Ed Hickox|